Bachelor of Science in Sociology

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

36 semester credit hours.

General Description

The sociology curriculum is designed to give students a broad education while preparing them for work and practice in a variety of fields. A wide array of courses provides training in research methods and techniques; insight into class, racial-ethnic and gender inequality; group differences; understanding of social organizations, social forces, and group processes; and skills to be used in working with individuals or groups. The curriculum builds a background for any occupation that involves working with people and/or social organizations. The sociology program can prepare students to teach sociology in the public schools and to do research, practice, or other work with private or governmental agencies. Sociology provides an invaluable background for graduate study and for careers in business, public service, law, medicine, and other helping professions. Opportunities for practical work experience are provided through the University’s Internship Program.

Requirements for B.S. in Sociology (including core curriculum)

Section 10 (Communication) 6 hours
Section 20 (Mathematics) 3 hrs
Section 30 (Life and Physical Sciences) 6 hours
Section 40 ( Language, Philosophy and Culture) 3 hours
Section 50 (Creative Arts) 3 hours
Section 60 (American History) 6 hours
Section 70 (Government/Political Science) 6 hours
Section 80 (Social Behavioral Sciences) 3 hours
Section 90 (Component Area Option) 6 hours (3 hours from a Women's Studies Course, and 3 hours from either First Year Seminar, Mathematics, or Wellness)

Bachelor of Science in Sociology Program of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Creative Arts Core3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness or Mathematics CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Life/Physical Sciences Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
SOCI 1013 (GP)Introductory Sociology SOCI 13013
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Sociology Elective3
Elective3
Elective 3
Mathematics Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
SOCI 3023Introduction to Sociological Theory3
SOCI 3053Social Research3
Sociology Elective (advanced)3
Elective (advanced)3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
SOCI 3163Social Statistics3
Sociology Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
SOCI 4103Senior Seminar: Theory and Practice3
Elective3
Sociology Elective (advanced)3
Elective (advanced)3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
Sociology Elective (advanced)3
Sociology Elective (advanced)3
Electives (advanced)9
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.